Feb 16, 2013 12:00am PST
than 4,000 people aboard the cruise ship triumph, stranded for days. adrift at sea. cnn's martin savidge takes us through the ultimate holiday nightmare. >> fun in the sun, that's the promise of the carnival triumph, and with lots to offer, a casino, disco, spa, swimming pools, all you can eat, passengers expected plenty when departing galveston last thursday. on sunday morning, the moment of crisis. in a flash, a fire breaks out in one of the ship's two engine rooms. a passenger shoots this cell phone video. at first, the thousands aboard don't know the ship is crippled. adrift in the middle of the gulf of mexico. but by day's end, it's obvious this virtual floating city is almost completely powerless with nothing but back-up generators. passengers find themselves without hot water or working toilets, and eventually, without enough to eat. you can hear the desperation in the calls from the ship. >> it takes three and a half hours to get food. the smells -- i can't even describe them. there is sewage, raw sewage. pretty bad. you walk in the hall way, you have to cover your face.
Feb 18, 2013 12:00am PST
" stranded for days. adrift at sea. cnn's martin savidge takes us through the ultimate holiday nightmare. >> reporter: fun in the sun. that's the promise of the carnival "triumph" and loves to offer a casino, disco, live entertainment, spa, swimming pools, all you can eat, and passengers expected plenty when departing galveston thursday. on sunday morning, the moment of crisis. in a flash, a fire breaks out in one of the ship's two engine rooms. a passenger shoots this cell phone video. at first the thousands aboard the ship is crippled, adrift in the middle of the gulf of mexico. but by day's end it is obvious the flighting city is almost completely powerless with nothing, backup generators, passengers find themselves without hot water or working toilets and eventually without enough to eat. you can hear the desperation in and the calls from the ship. >> all anyone on land or sea can do is wait. >> the first day i was able to get through to him, i cried. one of may friends that was with me got through to her husband. we cried. partly out of fear and frustration. at that point we still d
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm PST
. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> a country singer with a string of hits is dead. cnn has confirmed that mccready committed suicide. she shot herself at her home. outside her successful career she struggled with addiction and mental illness even greeing to be treated on a tv reality show. sports history has been written and another boys club is no more. danica patrick became the first woman to win the poll position for the daytona 500. i spoke with her and she talked about this win breaking gender barrie barriers. >> i love that to go beyond racing it in general. just to break gender barriers, i feel one of the coolest things is to think that parents and their kids are having that conversation at home about it. i've heard stories about a kid saying but mom, dad, that's a girl that's out there racing. th then they can have that conversation to say you can do what you want to do. your passion matters. >> danica where share the front road with jeff gordon. >>> florida senator marco rubio ka calling the white house plan dead on rival. those are you headlines. >>> welcome b
Feb 17, 2013 12:00am PST
pistorius' home. oscar pistorius, a double amputee, invited cnn's robyn curnow into the house a few years ago and showed her his prosthetic legs. >> i was missing the fibula, which was the back bone in your leg. >> later, pictures of him as a child, always adventurous, daring. these show him water skiing, scuba diving, and quad driving with prosthetics. it was somewhere in this home that pistorius allegedly fired a pistol, killing steenkamp. bullets hit her in her head and arm. her family is grief stricken. >> sheer loved people. she loved everybody. such a devastating shock that her whole life, what she could achieve, never came to fulfillment, and i just say she's with the angels, and that's about all i can say to you folks. >> police say there were previous allegations of trouble in the home. his agent tells cnn pistorius rejects the murder accusations in the strongest terms. oscar pistorius isn't talking tonight. but last year, he did sit down with piers. and the conversation was revealing. as you'll see, very surprising. here's piers' interview with the athlete, now accused of murder
Feb 20, 2013 12:00am PST
as a family. but there's only one thing missing. it's reeve is a. >> it's okay. >> cnn's robyn curnow is in johannesburg with more. very emotional scenes both at >> hi there, piers. we did hear from oscar pistorius his version of events, his story. it's all here in this 11-page affidavit where he paints a picture of being fearful of terror of horror of an intruder coming into his house. the defense arguing that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder and that's why he shot at her. however, for the state, they say that's no justification for shooting somebody through a bathroom door. they say this was premeditated murder. they managed to convince the magistrate who agreed with them, which makes his bail hearing even more difficult. the onus now is on his defense team tomorrow in that court to prove exceptional circumstances, that he deserves bail and, of course, many people watching with great interest because oscar pistorius is a hero in this country. and they desperately want to believe this version of events. but as was said in court today, facts are facts. and it doesn't look tha
Feb 21, 2013 12:00am PST
's cousin, who is as close to her as a sister. cnn's robin in johannesburg with the latest on this sensational murder case. this case is now gripping the whole world, and it really comes down, i guess, to whether you believe oscar pistorius, with what appears to be a conval outed, implausible version of events. yet, weighs saw today when the police chief was cross-examined, his version of events began to unravel too. where are we left here, do you think? >> when we were listening in court this morning and we were listening to the state's case, you know, we were all thinking, oh, you know, that's it. it doesn't sound so good for oscar, and then after lunch it just -- the sentiment just absolutely switched when you started hearing the defense literally pick apart the state's case, so it has been quite a roller coaster day in terms of just trying to form an opinion based on the kind of information that we've all been getting. i mean, and how -- how implausible is oscar's story? well, on paper many people found a lot of holes, a lot of questions about it, but in a sort of quite
Feb 19, 2013 9:00pm PST
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Feb 23, 2013 12:00am PST
. the 85th academy awards, oscars are being polished and i'll be here sunday night to cover it for cnn. kim masters joins us. where are you with us? a lot of good movies this year. a lot of conjecture about who may win. >> unlike other years, it it doesn't seem like everything is a lock. the year that forest whitt ker won every award under the sun. this year some of the key categories could go a couple different ways. that could be the final thing that the academy needs to breakthrough and get ratings back. it's not about skewing younger or having a younger host or opening up the best picture category. it's about a little unpredictability. >> they are using the success of the musical-related stuff. what do you think is skewing it towards more musical performance? >> i hear the length is quite long. and i think they are talking about closing the show with a duet with kristen chen witch and seth mccar far lan. >> i think it will be amazing. you have to point. the musical stuff is fine, but if you're skewing it to a younger demographic, is it sensible? >> they are balancing it with the cast of